The Volkswagen Golf R will be sent off from seventh-generation form in style in May, with the brand commissioning 150 examples in Final Edition trim in one of three exclusive, hand-painted colours: Victory Blue, Viper Green, and Violet Touch.
Head of product marketing at Volkswagen Australia Jeff Shafer claimed that “no other mass volume manufacturer could offer such a bespoke finish.”
The 150 brightly-hued examples will be the most sought after of the Mk 7.5 Golf R’s final model year – but they will also be joined with a more substantial run of cars in the more familiar palette of Pure White, Lapiz Blue, and Deep Black.
Priced at $57,990 – with a $300 impost for the three custom colours – the Golf R Final Edition sees specification fiddled compared with last year’s model, which cost $55,490.
Regardless of exterior colour, all Final Edition Rs will sport black-painted double five-spoke 19” Pretoria alloys, and black-painted mirror caps, while a Final Edition badge will also distinguish the vehicles outside. Inside, carbon-effect black nappa leather is the order of the day – with heating in the front alongside electric adjustment and memory for the driver.
A Dynaudio premium stereo is retained, along with cornering LED headlights, satellite navigation, and tinting on the rear and rear-side windows.
Like all Mk 7.5 Golf Rs, the Final Edition is motivated by Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre turbocharged ‘EA888’ petrol engine, producing 213kW of power and 380Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels via a 4MOTION Haldex-style all-wheel-drive system.
Options for 2020, the Mk 7.5 Golf R’s final model year, will be limited to the three ‘Concept’ colours at $300, and a panoramic sunroof priced at $1,900.
2020 Volkswagen Golf R price in Australia
2020 Golf R Final Edition: $57,990
Colour Concept special colours: $300
Panoramic sunroof: $1,900